Sitters more interested in a place to stay than your pets

One last thought, I absolutely hate the 5 applicant rule. I get the reason behind it, but as I said, this doesn’t work in current times.

I find that the most unqualified sitters are jumping into my pool with a quickness - hence closing my applications right away. Sometimes, it can be that my applications close within the hr of my post. I’m in a very desirable location, so that also adds to the people just wanting a place to stay.

I don’t have a trust fund. I work. I can’t be sitting at the computer/on my phone 24/7 to decline applicants and unpause applications constantly

Because I have learned to CAREFULLY and thoroughly vet sitters as I feel the quality has declined tremendously over the past year, it’s taking me longer to find the right sitter